December 18, 2012 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

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Dates: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

 

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY AT 7 P.M.

 
UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
DECEMBER 18, 2012
 
 
A.           Roll Call
 
B.            Flag Salute
 
C.           Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.           Approval of Minutes:
1.    Worksession – September 11, 2012
2.    Executive Session – September 11, 2012
3.    Regular Meeting – September 18, 2012
4.    Special Meeting – September 28, 2012
 
E.            Communication
 
1.    Request for extended child rearing leave from Kelly Longberg, teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, for the period December 3, 2012 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
 
2.    Request for extended child rearing leave from Doreen Sahr, language arts teacher at Union High School, for the period February 25, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
 
3.    Request from Linda Ionta, Athletic Director, for waiver of fees for use of Union High School by UCIAC for Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 19, 2013 and NJSIAA for Region 3 State Wrestling Tournament on February 27, March 1 and March 2, 2013.
 
4.    Request for extended child rearing leave from Fatima DeCorte, guidance counselor at Union High School, for the period December 1, 2012 through March 3, 2013.
 
5.    Request for extended child rearing leave from Jamie Raczynski, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period January 1 through March 17, 2013.
 
6.    Request for extended child rearing leave from Tricia Lopes-Ulicki, School Psychologist for the period January 2, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school.
 
7.  Request for maternity and family leaves from Megan Diaz, teacher at Livingston School, for the period December 22, 2012 through June 2, 2013.
 
                    
F.                    Special Presentations:
1.    Presentation of plaques to exiting board members – Judy Salazar and Gary Abraham
2.    STEM Program
 
G.                   Superintendent’s Report
 
H.                   Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
I.                     Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions:
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [one (1) student for the period November 1st through November 30, 2012; total of students exited during the 2012-2013 school year is twelve (12) students] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes. 
 
E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend the 2012-2013 out-of-district sent and received atypical student placement and tuition lists will be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.
 
E-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve revised Secondary Curriculum List in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the creation of Union High School Fighting Farmers Hall of Fame in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Teachscape evaluation rubric for teacher and principal evaluations for the 2013-2014 school year.
 
E-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Saturday Academy program to take place for ten Saturdays from January 19th       through March 23rd, 2013. In this voluntary program for students in grades K-9, students will receive additional lessons in Math/Science (one hour per Saturday) and Language Arts/Science (one hour per Saturday). Classes for K-4 will take place at the Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, and classes for grades 5 – 9 will take place at Burnet Middle School. (Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.) Tuition for this program will be $75 per student for the ten week program which will be paid for by parents/guardians. There will be no cost to the Township of Union School District.
 

E-7.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Stephanie Whitehead, mathematics teacher at Burnet Middle School, to involve her students in her Masters Study Program at Rutgers University in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
H.      Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions
 
F-1.   Official report of the annual school election held on November 6, 2012 as follows:        
Three Year Term
Thomas Layden       6278 Votes
Guy A. Francis         4530 Votes
David A. Arminio     4982 Votes
Shawn P. Ramos     2457 Votes
 
                   Two-Year Unexpired Term
                   Susana C. Cooley    5541 Votes
 
F-2     The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Treasurer’s Report dated November 30, 2012.
 
F-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Secretary’s Report dated November 30, 2012.
 
F-4.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of November 30, 2012 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district board of education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.
 
                   ___________________________       ___________________
                   James J. Damato, Board Secretary        Dated
 
          Pursuant to  N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e),  we certify  that as of November 30, 2012 after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary and is assumed by the board to be correct.
 
F-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve line item transfers in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a) in accordance with the information appended in the hands of each board member.
 
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) PSAT/NMSQT - $4,962 – testing booklets – Union High School; (b) CheerZone - $1,358.39 – new uniforms for Cheerleaders – Kawameeh Middle School; (c) Fairview Lake YMCA Camp - $1,062.00 – camping trip deposit – Union High School; (d) Somerset Patriots - $3,000 – fundraising game – Union High School Athletic Department; (e) World Stage - $2,571.76 – lighting rental for Xanadu – Union High School; (f) 1000 bulbs.com - $1,819.13 – lighting equipment for Xanadu – Union High School ; (g) Audio Incorporated – $3,078.56 -audio rental for Xanadu – Union High School; (h) Home Depot Credit Services – $2,899.49 – scenic construction supplies for Xanadu – Union High School; (i) The Costumer - $1,067.24 – costume rental for Xanadu – Union High School
 
F-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve districtwide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for Single Audit Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (There were no audit findings; hence, no correction actions are required.)
 
F-11. The committee recommends and I so move that that board accept donation of four (4) $50.00 gift cards from Harford County School Nutrition Association, 101 Industry Lane, Forest Hill, Maryland in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
I.       Operations Committee Resolutions:
 
O-1.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period November 9 through December 7, 2012.   
 
O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:17-11.2 the board approve the following bus emergency evacuation and security drill reports in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve waiver of rental fees for use of Union High School by UCIAC for Union County Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 19, 2013 and for NJSIAA for Region 3 State Wrestling Tournament on February 27, March 1 and March 2, 2013. The NJSIAA will be responsible for custodial overtime fee for Saturday, March 2, 2012.
 
O-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey (Proposal #2012119) for architectural services in connection with boiler replacements at Burnet Middle School in an amount not to exceed $78,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 

O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Fourth Amendment to Network Services Agreement with Comcast Business Communications, LLC in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
J.       Personnel Committee Resolutions:
 
P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Personnel Actions be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-2.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board amend the 2012-2013 Substitute/Home Instruction, Substitute Custodian, Substitute Cafeteria/ Playground Assistants list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-3.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve leaves of absence for the following staff:  (a) Kelly Longberg, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, extended child rearing leave for the period December 3, 2012 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (b) Doreen Sahr, language arts teacher at Union High School, extended child rearing leave for the period February 25, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (c) Fatima DeCorte, guidance counselor at Union High School, extended child rearing leave for the period December 1, 2012 through March 3, 2013; (d) Jamie Raczynski, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School extended child rearing leave for the period January 1 through March 17, 2013; (e) Tricia Lopes-Ulicki, School Psychologist extended child rearing leave for the period January 1 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (f) Megan Diaz, teacher at Livingston School, maternity and family leaves for the period December 22, 2012 through June 2, 2013 
 
P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve staff to conduct in-house workshops for 2012-2013 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of Scoreboard Operators for wrestling matches to include Dan DeMarco at a rate of $60 for one game; $80 for two games and $125 for three games.
 
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff to provide home instruction to district students on an “as needed” basis for the period December 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 at a rate of $38.25 per hour: (a) Jamie Barca and (b) Maria Sibilia
 
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve an increase of the starting salary, effective January 1, 2013, for all Cafeteria/Playground Assistants from $7.25 to $11.00 per hour and in addition, all current Cafeteria/Playground Assistants’ hourly rates shall be increased by $3.75 per hour.
 
 
K.            Grievance/Negotiations Committee:
         
G-1.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Memorandum of Agreement with the Part-time Transportation Association in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
L.            Approval of Bills
          The committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
 
M.           Unfinished Business
 
 
N.           New Business
 
 
O.     Comments from the public
 
 
P.       Adjournment                                                 ______________ p.m.
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